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nine cases to verdict. he has served as counsel to the bridgeport roman catholic diocese in first amendment matters. i've worked with him personally in a professional capacity when i was attorney general of the state of connecticut. i know him as someone who will do justice and love mercy, and he is a man whom we can be proud to support today, i am proud to support him. i thank president obama for nominating him and the chairman of the judiciary committee, patrick leahy, for his leadership on our committee in making sure that he had a hearing and he had a vote and now this vote here. i want thank also our ranking member, senator grassley, for his graciousness in stating that he would support him and my hope is the united states district court of connecticut, which faces a backlog now, will have the good fortune to have remaining vacancies filled at the earliest possible date by lawyers as eminently qualified as soon-to-be judge michael shea. i thank this body for approving him in advance and i yield the floor. and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk
, california, into trust for the benefit of the bridgeport indian colony. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered or on which the vote incurs objection under clause 6 of rule 20. record votes on postponed questions will be taken later. for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. chaffetz: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4053 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 509, h.r. 4053, a bill to intensify efforts to identify, prevent, and recover payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse within federal spending. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from utah, mr. chaffetz, and the gentleman from new york, mr. towns, each will control 20 men's. the chair recognizes the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempo
50 miles an . imagine the waves. all rain from trendon up through bridgeport. some heavy at times. sleet mixing in and snow across parts of the canadian border, winds across a large swath. wind gusting to 50 miles per hour, enough to do some damage. snow totals expected in the next 48 hours or so. along the mountains and across the east side of the great lakes, mostly rain today. looking ahead toward next week. a chance of snow after christmas. let's get through today. >> exactly. my strategy. let's get through today, worry about it when we're there. >>> the wind and rain so powerful in alabama, they uprooted a mercedes dealership's massive billboard. that's the billboard right there. send it crashing into an suv. 50 cars damaged. strong winds flipped some of the cars and downed power lines and debris damaged other cars as well. >>> other stories to talk about this morning. good morning to up. >> thank you, soledad. 2 1/2 hours from now, everything will stop in connecticut and in states across the country. a moment of silence at 9:30 eastern. church bells will toll 26 times in the
. a parent describing a trip in an automobile from bridgeport to newtown racing to get there to see whether their child was alive and survived. and the joy when they were able to see their kids and the complete and utter despair when your child was not one of the kids who came out. and chris murphy and dick blumenthal and elizabeth este, our colleagues, were there. these first responders who came on the scene and prevented the loss of more lives deserve our unending thanks. the great coordination by our state police and local police, everything that transpired, all of the volunteers that participated, the teachers, the professionalism that they exhibited, the execution of a drill that they had been through time and again. as rosa talked about, the principal and the teacher who sheltered her children and gave her own life. these are difficult things. as chris has so eloquently said, we're seeking answers and know that we must move on. where do you find the strength? we found the strength in a great leader and a governor, dan milloy who has been there all four days and beyond. at the vigil la
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